May 7, 2009


Today was Day 4 of Safe Start swim lessons and I decided to take some video.  (Read this before you play the video, please.) This is Hunter's 3rd year of this style swim lessons.  Safe Start teaches kids as young as 6 months to roll over and float or find the wall if they were to fall in.  

He's never liked the lessons (which you will see), but he's also never been afraid of the water. These lessons do not scare him into being afraid of the pool.  I bet a lot of people think that.  I chose this type of lesson because we have a pool and I want him to be able to save himself if he were to fall in.  This year is no different.  He puts up quite a fuss and everyone around knows he's not happy.  We get lots of stares and I know people are thinking he's being tortured, but it's all for show.  If you chose to watch the video you'll see him crying through the whole lesson, but doing exactly what he's supposed to be doing as far as swimming goes.  Then at the end he turns off the tears when he knows the lesson is over.  And there is no whimpering or catching his breath from all the crying.  He's literally just really mad.  I'm convinced, it's all about control right now.  He wants to do what he wants to do when he wants to do it. 


Pam said...

I think you hit it on the head...CONTROL! That is what this age is all about.

He is so cute though, Dena!

Marcie said...

that was so cute, he said "yeah, ok!" like he was so relieved! That is hard to do, but the right thing. :)